Monday, April 30, 2012

China Glaze GR8

GR8? Not so much.

This is a holographic gold, and when it is directly in the sun it is pretty:

But when there is no sun it looks like a dirty green. I don't know about you, but I expect my polish to look at least acceptable in all lights.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Death Cab Nails

I am pissed I forgot to swatch this color on it's own because it is seriously awesome. I am really digging both of the Claire's polishes I've gotten, I think I'm going to get some more since the formula and glitter is amazingggg.

I did this manicure in honor of the Death Cab for Cutie concert I went to. They were seriously amazing! Here is the album cover I was honoring:

And here are my nails, Claire's Galaxy and a white striper polish:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

For Audrey and Something Sweet

I love both of these colors, they are just so girly.

China Glaze For Audrey

Something Sweet:

Friday, April 20, 2012


Congratulations to Laura, the winner of my giveaway.

She has 24 hours to respond to my e-mail or I'll choose another winner. 

Mystery Essie

Can I have some help identifying this shade? I got it (and a light blue) super duper cheap at Ocean State Job Lot.

This is a pretty dusty rose, does it look familiar to anyone?

Natural light and then flash.

I'll be announcing the results of my giveaway tonight!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

More blue for Autism

:Oops... Blogger hates me:

Absolutely adore this color... one I've seen on just about every blog possible.

It is the aptly named Revlon’s Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel Royal. It is a gorgeous jelly, not totally opaque (see VNL), but completely wearable.

I then played around with my new Art Deco striping colors. I really like how this turned out.

Also, check out my giveaway, only 2 days left!

Monday, April 16, 2012


These nails are so obnoxious! At least that's what my mother told me.

I kept getting distracted by them while I was driving... DAY GLOW

This is Spoiled Jail Bait. The brush on it was interesting, very think and oval-shaped. Three coats, still sheer but that's neon for you.

Then I did a patchwork mani with scotch tape i.e. Chloe. I used Sinful Colors Why Not and Essie Power Clutch

Far from perfect, but obnoxious!! 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Konadlicious Giveaway

Her giveaway makes mine feel really lame! Over $400 worth of prizes! Holy crap!!!

So go enter!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Another quicky today

I'm subbing today so I just had time for a quick post.

I started with China Glaze Concrete Catwalk, a dark creme gray. (Sorry for the sucky clean-up job)

I added CG Lux and Lush

And mattified the whole thing... I haven't matted in forever!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gamer Glam

My bestest friend in the whole world got me 5 polishes for my birthday, and this beauty was one of them: China Glaze Gamer Glam.

Here it is in natural light,

And in sunlight (sooo pretty!)

I added a stamp from the Red Angel plates, the stamp that made me want the whole set. I couldn't find my Konad black so I used Sally Hansen Black Out

Sorry for the quick post today, check out my GIVEAWAY.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I'm pretty much the nicest blogger ever, you know it.

Thank you for helping me reach 50 followers, to celebrate I'm giving away 4 polishes:




Black Expressionism:

This ends on April 20th. It's only available to followers in the Continental US. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, April 9, 2012

Autism Blue

First thing's first: just 1 more follower needed until a super amazing give-away!!!

Now, April is autism awareness month. I am looking to get my masters in Special Education and this is something close to my heart. I'd like to do blue nails at least once a week this month in support.

This is China Glaze Blue Iguana. This was a birthday present from my wonderful boyfriend. The impressive thing about this polish is that is wasn't on my wish list, he saw it and thought I would like it. Boy was he right! I wore this for FOUR DAYS with no art, that's how absolutely in love with this color I am.

This is an electric blue with blue and purple shimmers. It does require 3-coats, but the formula was the perfect consistency. LOVE LOVE LOVE

Friday, April 6, 2012

Smooth Sailing

I am completely in love with Essie's Smooth Sailing. I don't have a lot of Essie because of the price, but this one is awesome! I'm not sure if you need it if you own OPI I don't give a Rotterdam.

Here are some pictures of the polish on its own:

I then used my striping tape to create stripes, adding one coat of Sinful Colors Mint Apple. After removing the striping tape I felt like something was missing so I used a dotting tool and Kleancolor Cappuccino and Zoya Avery

I love the way this turned out, I actually left it on for 3 whole days!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

OPI Holland Collection

I know this is like a million years late but here are my two polishes from the Holland Collection. I definitely liked these polishes, the formula and coverage was solid. I want others from the collection if I can get my hands on them.

Here is Vampsterdam:

And I don't give a Rotterdam:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sparkles and Glitter!!!

I made this polish all on my own!!! It is soooo sparkly I cannot even handle it. I took so many pictures trying to show the sparkles and I just want to show them all.